For the practice match to be played with County XIIndia’s playing XI has been announced and the warm-up match between the two teams has also started. The captaincy of the Indian team has been handed over to Rohit Sharma, as captain Virat Kohli is not included in the team. It is believed that he must have decided to rest. Everyone is surprised to see Virat not playing in the practice match, because before that the Indian team was on leave for 20 days and now taking rest can be overwhelming for India.
Virat Kohli is not playing the first practice match
The Indian cricket team will play a 3-day practice match before the Test series to be played against England from August 4. The first match has started. But everyone is surprised that why the captain of the team Virat Kohli is not a part of the playing XI of this match? Surely he must have taken rest.
But now the question arises that the Indian team has already come after spending 20 days off after the Test Championship final, in such a situation it is a matter of relief for Kohli. Apart from Virat, Ajinkya Rahane is also not playing the first practice match. Rohit Sharma is leading the team in his absence.
Virat Kohli’s bat is battling the drought of a century
Team India captain Virat Kohli is currently one of the best batsmen in the world. The batsman’s answer is no in all three formats. But for almost two years, not a single century has come off Virat’s bat, which has become a matter of concern for the Indian team.
However, now in the 5-match Test series, everyone will hope that Kohli once again gets a century with the bat and ends his century drought. The Test series will start from August 4.
Team for practice match: Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.